11 Facts About East Bay


East Bay is the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area and includes cities along the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay.

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East Bay Area saw further growth in the decades following World War II, with the population doubling between 1940 and 1960, and doubling again by 2000.

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East Bay is not a formally defined region, aside from its being described as a region inclusive of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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The East Bay shoreline is an urban corridor with several cities exceeding 100, 000 residents, including Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Richmond, and Berkeley.

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Bay Area thrash metal has centered strongly on the East Bay, including the bands Exodus and Metallica, among others.

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East Bay is home to many of the restaurants central to the creation of California Cuisine, including Chez Panisse.

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Streetcar service across the East Bay was historically provided by the Key System, incorporated in 1902 as the San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose Railway.

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Amtrak's California Zephyr terminates in Emeryville, providing connections as far as Chicago, and further stations across the East Bay are served by Amtrak California's Coast Starlight and San Joaquin.

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East Bay has a mixed economy of services, manufacturing, and small and large businesses.

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East Bay, as a part of the greater Bay Area, is a highly developed region, and is a major center for new and established economic ventures.

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East Bay is served by a number of both public and private higher education institutions:.

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